The sixth annual Akron Art Museum Art & Ale beer-tasting will feature a major raffle prize for anybody who has ever wanted to brew at the professional level. The winner will be able to brew a batch of beer at Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. in Akron.
Art & Ale is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (March 8) in the Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby. It features Ohio breweries and regional food makers. For the first time this year, the galleries also will be open for the first hour.
The participating breweries are: Hoppin' Frog, Indigo Imp, Main Street, Rockmill, Thirsty Dog, Lager Heads, Ohio, Elevator and RooBrew. Crafted Artisan Meadery and House of LaRose, a distributor that represents many craft brands, also will be there.
Food will be provided by Lucky Penny Farm Creamery, Nuevo, Pure Delight Cupcakery, Mayfield Road Creamery, Frankly Franks Kettle Corn and Old Carolina Barbecue. There also will be brewing experts available and homebrewing demonstrations.
Tickets are $50, $40 for museum members. All tickets purchased at the door are $50. Nonmembers who attend will automatically receive a one-year "green" museum membership. For more details, call 330-376-9185 or click here.